If there’s one key buy for fall, it’s a fresh pair of boots. As someone who has a bit of a boot obsession, I find myself investing in a great new silhouette to carry me through the season, so I always keep my eye on the biggest new trends. If the F/W 21 collections are any indication, boots are going to be huge for the season ahead, and there are some silhouettes we already know will be defining themselves as the It buys.
We saw designers—including The Row, Khaite, and Thebe Magugu—focused on a “legs in leather” approach to getting dressed, where boots in a variety of cool shapes were a major focal point of each look. Styling was top of mind as well, with knee-high boots most often paired with micro hemlines instead of jeans or trousers as we saw in past seasons. One thing is for certain: There are so many cool silhouettes coming down the pipeline that I’m very ready for. Here, see the five fall boot trends that are about to be huge.